Following a period living in the Scottish town of Aberdeen, it was time for handsome hound Kirkland to head home to Houston in Texas. There was no time to stay and enjoy the Scottish Open, but he did have to endure the traffic jams it created on his way to Glasgow Airport to catch his flight. Fortunately there was time for a final walk in the beautiful Scottish countryside before boarding the plane.

Meanwhile, couriers S and L were on the road to Italy with Sam, and delivered him to a warm welcome at La Pensione Di Casa Orlando in Leini, where he was due to spend the night as a VIP guest before being reunited with his owners in Pisa.

Tabby cat Ubasti from Croatia was booked to travel with Animalcouriers to the UK last month, on our way back from Greece, but the poor baby fell off a balcony and broke her leg. Now well on the way to recovery, she was ready to join us this time around, and we hooked up with her in the Italian town of Aviano. She’s heading for London to rejoin her owner who is studying there.

While in Aviano we called in at the Nato Air Base where big boy Cooper has been stationed with his US Air Force owners. They’re now returning to the US to start a new life as civilians in Ohio. Cooper will travel with us by road to the UK, and will then catch a flight to Ohio from Heathrow Airport.

Then it was on to Treviso to collect Russian Blue Rosaline and Ragdoll Nociolino. These two very beautiful and friendly cats are travelling with Animalcouriers to rejoin their owner in London.

Kirkland enjoyed a walk in the Scottish countryside…

Kirkland enjoyed a walk in the Scottish countryside…

…before checking in for his flight

…before checking in for his flight

Sam enjoyed his first walk in the Italian mountain air as Animalcouriers passed through the Mont Blanc tunnel from France to Italy

Sam enjoyed his first walk in the Italian mountain air as Animalcouriers passed through the Mont Blanc tunnel from France to Italy

Sam gets big hugs on arrival at the kennels

Sam gets big hugs on arrival at the kennels

Ubasti arrives from Croatia to join us in Italy

Ubasti arrives from Croatia to join us in Italy

Ubasti's leg is healing well, but she's still sporting a rather fetching pink cast

Ubasti’s leg is healing well, but she’s still sporting a rather fetching pink cast

Cooper at the start of his journey in Italy

Cooper at the start of his journey in Italy

Rosaline — is that a royal wave?

Rosaline — is that a royal wave?

Nociolino looks a bit startled at being photographed!

Nociolino looks a bit startled at being photographed!